Riders beat the heat to raise Trinity cash

Trinitys HR Manager David Warburton with Dave Young after completing'the Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride.
Trinitys HR Manager David Warburton with Dave Young after completing'the Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride.

A group of cyclists have helped to raise £10,000 for Trinity Hospice by taking part in a sponsored bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool.

Almost 40 riders supporting the Bispham-based hospice completed the 60 mile cycle on Sunday in extremely hot and humid conditions, with the first Trinity rider back after just three hours and 50 minutes.

Among the cyclists was Trinity’s HR Manager David Warburton who is training for the charity’s London to Paris Bike Ride in September.

David said: “It was a tough ride in such heat, but the atmosphere was amazing and really kept you going. It was wonderful to see so many people taking part just for Trinity, knowing how much of a difference they were making for our patients and their loved ones.

"There is still a long way to go in my training before the cycle from London to Paris later in the year, but if Sunday is anything to go by it’s going to be a very challenging but fulfilling experience.”

The cyclists raised sponsorship which will go towards providing care at the hospice, hospital and in the community.